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RE: Netscape

From: Mike Scott <mscott@msfw.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:00:54 -0600
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003101c19d36$2f8a6b80$0b00000a@mikes>
Randy, Kynn...

There were some early ambiguous claims about Netscape 6 that may have
led to this confusion:

Netscape 6 does not support ALL the functionality of the label tag that
IE does -- in particular you cannot click on text identified as a label
and have focus go to the corresponding field (you can in IE). This led
to some ambiguous claims that "Netscape 6 does not support <label>".

While Netscape does not (yet) support this enhanced capability of the
label element, it definitely does still display text marked up with the
label tag (at least with the current Netscape 6.2 -- who knows what some
of those buggy early versions may have done...)

So, Kynn is correct -- You can use the label tag for all it's worth in
IE (and other browsers that support it) while doing no harm to Netscape


Mike Scott
MSF&W Information Technology Solutions
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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Kynn Bartlett
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 1:07 PM
To: RUST Randal
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Netscape

At 2:11 PM -0500 1/14/02, RUST Randal wrote:
>i'm saying i'd possibly have to recommend to clients that netscape 
>might cause them to be in non-compliant with section 508.

How would Netscape cause them to be non-compliant with Section 508? What
you are saying is terribly confusing. There's no reason that you would
remove <label> (and thus be out of compliance with Section
508) merely because Netscape does not support it.

>netscape 6 does not display anything that is wrapped in a <label> tag.

It doesn't? What makes you say that? Are you saying that Netscape 6 does
the equivalent of this?

      label { display: none; }

...or are you saying something different?


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